October 4, 2013
[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) has adopted the Anglican Communion Covenant.
Its Provincial Synod on Oct. 4 unanimously voted to ratify the decision taken at its previous meeting in 2010 to adopt the covenant. This completes the legal process.
Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba proposed the motion. Addressing the synod, meeting this week in Benoni, Johannesburg, he emphasised ACSA’s commitment to being at the...
October 3, 2013
[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] Former South African President Thabo Mbeki on Oct. 3 criticized the country’s churches for “demobilizing” after the end of apartheid and called on them to become more active in responding to the challenges faced by society.
He was addressing the three-yearly Provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, which is being held in Benoni, South Africa.
Before his address, he lit a candle in memory of a...
[Anglican Communion News Service] Having young Anglicans arrange and run their own camps could be the answer to an aging church population, according to a Japanese bishop.
Bishop of Kobe Andrew Yatuka Nakamura told ACNS that his diocese is seeing more young people going on to ordained ministry, which goes against the general trend in Nippon Sei Ko Kai (the Anglican Communion in Japan).
“We’re likely facing the same problem as other provinces of the Anglican...
September 30, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] The primate of the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) said there is need for personal sacrifice from Christians in Africa if the Anglican Church there is to become self-sustainable.
“Christians themselves need to sacrifice a lot by offering their expert services at low or reduced costs to help the church become self-sustainable,” said the Most Rev. Albert Chama, archbishop of CPCA and bishop of Northern Zambia, during a...
September 27, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service]
Anglican-Lutheran International Co-ordinating Committee
19–25 September 2013
The Anglican-Lutheran International Co-ordinating Committee (ALICC) held its first meeting in the Cultural Centre Sofia, Helsinki, Finland from 19 to 25 September 2013, under the leadership of the Most Reverend Maurício Andrade, Primate of Brazil, and of Bishop Michael Pryse of the Evangelical Lutheran...
September 25, 2013
By ACNS staff
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of South India has today appointed its first female bishop.
The Rev. Eggoni Pushpalalitha was ordained in 1983 and has most recently served as a priest in the Diocese of Nadyal in Andhra Pradesh.
Her appointment comes only days after the Church of Ireland elected its first female bishop, the Rev. Pat (Patricia) Storey as the new bishop of Meath and Kildare.
Mani M. Philip, provincial...
September 23, 2013
[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Pakistan and around the world have expressed shock and sadness after two suicide bombers killed about 150 people and injured 200 at a church in Pakistan.
Within hours of the news of the deadly attack on All Saint’s Church in Peshawar, members of the Anglican Communion had spoken out against the attack, called for prayers, and, in India, even arranged a solidarity march.
On the Peshawar diocese website, Bishop...